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Michigan's Next Economy

Brookings Institution

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Restoring Community Vitality
  • Grant Amount $275,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2011–June 30, 2012
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

The recent recession has led many business leaders and economists to call for a retooling of the American economy, especially in places particularly hard hit like Michigan. The next economy, according to this view, should be driven by the growth of exports, the use of low-carbon energy sources, a reliance on innovation, and the expansion of opportunity for all citizens. The Metropolitan Policy Program of the Brookings Institution, an internationally known think tank, is well-positioned to assist in the development and deployment of such a strategy for economic renewal. Over the next year, the grantee will conduct research, engage in policy work, and develop best practices designed to advance the next economy in Michigan and the Great Lakes region.